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  • #16
    Originally posted by Aa3rt
    IIRC-the expansion Toronto Blue Jays moved into Exhibition Stadium in 1977 to share the the park with the Toronto Argonauts. The stadium was built for the CFL team (with it's wider field, as opposed to the NFL) and there was a separate, detached section of seats in left field and the centerfield wall was a moveable section of chain link fencing. I'm going by memory here folks, it's been over 25 years, so if I've forgotten or distorted my facts, don't crucify me.
    Here's a photo of Exhibition Stadium's "North Grandstand" as it used to be. These stands were rebuilt in 1948.

    For more see: http://www.ballparktour.com/Former_Toronto.html
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ontarioguy
      For a good portion of their history they played at the stadium they play at today . It's an old Stadium owned by Mcgill university. It was built in 1916. I've been there only once but it has the best athmosphere for football in Canada. If you sit in one grandstant you see the view of the Downtown skyline, if your on the other side you face a beautiful old building, the Royal Victoria hospital. They spent a brief time at the autostade

      Be sure to check out the 'pictures' link...they add to my description of the stadium.
      Great stuff, thanks.
      Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
      www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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      • #18
        When Candlestick Park opened in 1960,it was solely a baseball stadium.It became enclosed around 1972 to accomodate the 49ers who had played at Kezar Stadium since the teams inception in the late 40s.

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        • #19
          Here's Candlestick in it's football configuration.

          Last edited by milladrive; 04-17-2012, 03:28 PM.

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          • #20
            I enjoy reading about all those football teams who use to play in baseball stadiums. It reminds us of a not so distant past when baseball was the dominant sport in North America and football clubs were satisfied with sharing the names and the parks of the baseball team of their city. Watching a game between the NY Giants and the Boston Braves in december... Must have been something.

            With Olympic stadium, Qualcomm in SD and a few others being vacated by baseball and/or football, theyre are only a handful of dual purpose stadiums left.

            Dolphins stadium in Miami.
            Oakland coliseum.
            Rogers center (formerly known as Skydome)
            H.H.H. Metrodome

            I believe that's it as far as regular use is concern.

            Pac Bell hosts the SF Bowl and the East-West Shrine classic.
            The Insight Bowl is played at Bank one Ballpark.
            There was a Seattle bowl for I believe two years, played at Safeco.

            Worth mentionning that what is considered one of the greatest football games in NFL history, 1958 NFL championship between Baltimore and the Giants was played at Yankee stadium.

            BTW Tonypug, the first home of the Montréal Alouettes in 1946 was le Stade Delorimier (Delorimier Downs if you prefer), home to the AAA affiliate of a certain national league BBall team (darn, can't remember wich one...)
            Last edited by Augustin_"Gus"; 02-05-2005, 09:20 PM.
            From now until the end of September, I'll be chronicling in real time on Twitter the 1946 season of the International league's Montréal Royals, when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Check it out: https://twitter.com/Royals_46season

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            • #21
              Originally posted by JACKIE42


              Action at Fenway Park.
              October 12, 1934
              Were the Redskins still playing in Boston in 1934?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by wamby
                Were the Redskins still playing in Boston in 1934?
                Boston Braves 1932 (Braves Field)
                Boston Redskins 1933-1936 (Fenway Park)
                Washington Redskins 1937-Present (Griffith, RFK, Redskins Stadium)

                1936: After playing mediocre football most of the season, the Redskins win their final 3 games to capture the Eastern Division Championship with a 7-5 record. The stars of the 3-game Division winning streak is the Defense who allows only 6 points while the Skins out score their opponents 74-6. However, a big disappointment comes in their 30-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the next to last game of the season, when only 4,813 fans show up to watch them at Fenway Park. Owner George Preston Marshall is so enraged he gives up home field for the NFC Championship Game, choosing to face the Packers at New York's Polo Grounds. The Redskins were never really in the game as the Packers won the Championship with a 21-6 victory. The Redskins would go on to move to Washington following the season, due to lack of interest in Boston. After the Redskins departure the NFL would return unsuccessfully to Boston with a team called the Yanks that played from 1944-1948, as the city did not find a successful pro football team until the formation of the rival AFL and the Patriots in 1960.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Augustin_"Gus"
                  I enjoy reading about all those football teams who use to play in baseball stadiums. It reminds us of a not so distant past when baseball was the dominant sport in North America and football clubs were satisfied with sharing the names and the parks of the baseball team of their city. Watching a game between the NY Giants and the Boston Braves in december... Must have been something.

                  With Olympic stadium, Qualcomm in SD and a few others being vacated by baseball and/or football, theyre are only a handful of dual purpose stadiums left.

                  Dolphins stadium in Miami.
                  Oakland coliseum.
                  Rogers center (formerly known as Skydome)
                  H.H.H. Metrodome

                  I believe that's it as far as regular use is concern.

                  Pac Bell hosts the SF Bowl and the East-West Shrine classic.
                  The Insight Bowl is played at Bank one Ballpark.
                  There was a Seattle bowl for I believe two years, played at Safeco.

                  Worth mentionning that what is considered one of the greatest football games in NFL history, 1958 NFL championship between Baltimore and the Giants was played at Yankee stadium.

                  BTW Tonypug, the first home of the Montréal Alouettes in 1946 was le Stade Delorimier (Delorimier Downs if you prefer), home to the AAA affiliate of a certain national league BBall team (darn, can't remember wich one...)
                  Could you be referring to a team that played in a city that lost two teams in 1957? A team that was owned by some fat guy whose name makes me start cursing?
                  Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
                  www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Chisox73
                    Here are a couple of pics of The Stick,since renamed Monster Park(!)
                    yeah. the "monster" in "monster park" is for "monster cables", the electronics supply company that had the highest bid for the naming rights.

                    network coliseum (forever "oakland coliseum" and "the house of thrills" to us locals) on the other side of the bay hosts the oakland athletics and the oakland raiders.
                    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                    • #25
                      As someone said earlier, when baseball was king football teams were happy to be tennants. As football became more of a focus municipalities built larger dual purpose stadiums to accomodate football teams and their larger crowds. Now as football has overtaken baseball( not in my mind) football teams have demanded their own stadiums. One of the by products of all this is we get more stadiums to talk about, and thats a good thing.
                      Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
                      www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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                      • #26
                        Monsters of the midway

                        Originally posted by Elvis9045
                        Wrigley Field was the home of the Chicago Bears from 1921-70. Fenway Park was home of the Patriots (1963-67) and the Redskins (1933-36).

                        http://www.BallparkTour.com is an excellent source for these things -- They list not only the baseball tenants of all ballparks, but football and negro league tenants as well.

                        Comiskey hosted the CChicago ardinals of the NFL, and Tiger Stadium was the Lions home for many years as well -- Just to name a few.
                        As hard as it is to believe, Chicago's Soldier Field, even in it's current crazy configuration hasn't always been home to duh Bears. I remember watching Dick Butkus, Jack Concannon, Brian Piccolo. and Gale Sayers play at Wrigley Field. In those days, #40 returned kickoffs, punts, and was both the leading rusher and often the leading receiver. Small wonder his knees gave out before the rest of his body. Wrigley is far better suited for baseball, and I wonder if the advent of night football, and the lack of lights at Wrigley contributed to the monsters of the midway securing a new stadium. Any Chicago fans know?
                        Last edited by trosmok; 02-07-2005, 11:52 AM.
                        Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words ~Ernie Harwell

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                        • #27
                          I may be a little too young to remember this,but by 1970,the Bears' final season at Wrigley,the NFL was gaining populrity by leaps and bounds,also in the 1960s,the Bears were the only football game in town,after the Cardinals moved to St.Louis in 1960.

                          Wrigley Field was the smallest NFL venue by the time the 70s rolled around,holding roughly 35,000 for football.Soldier Field when it was biult in 1924 seated 120,000.But by the late 60s,it was just sitting on the lakefront,crumbling.It hosted the annual College Football All-Star Game.Thats' where the best college players took on the reigning NFL champions every August.

                          George Halas wanted to put more fannies in the seats,and he couldn't do it at Wrigley.So by moving to Soldier Field,he got an added 30,000 seats instantly.

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                          • #28

                            Here's a picture of Wrigley Field in it's football configuration.Note the temporary football bleachers in right field.

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                            • #29
                              I never realized they had temporary bleachers for football at Wrigley. Thanks for the picture and info. I went to a New York Titans game at the Polo Grounds in the first year of the AFL. It was on a Saturday night, and just a few hundred fans were there, although they announced the crowd as 15,000. They must have counted everybody that drove by. It was a very strange feeling,sitting in an almost empty stadium. I never thought the AFL would last.
                              Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
                              www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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                              • #30
                                Glad I can help out there. I've always wondered myself how they did those football bleachers at Wrigley.They weren't moveable seats.They had to go somewhere when they weren't used.

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